(MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)
Invertebrates are central to the functioning of ecosystems, yet they are underappreciated and understudied. Recent work has shown that they are suffering from rapid decline. Here we call for a greater focus on invertebrates and make recommendations for future investigation.
Ensuring ecosystem resilience is an intuitive approach to safeguard future provisioning of ecosystem services (ES). However, resilience is an ambiguous concept and difficult to operationalize. Focusing on resilience mechanisms, such as diversity, network architectures or adaptive capacity, has recently been suggested as means to operationalize resilience. Still, the focus on mechanisms is not specific enough because the usefulness of a mechanism is context-dependent. We suggest a conceptual fram...
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)+ 2 AuthorsAletta Bonn26
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(FSU: University of Jena)
Our framework (Fig. 1.1) depicts different components of a dynamic in which ecosystem services are provided and managed . The impact of on ecosystems can lead to a loss of ecological processes and properties, which are the basis for the provision of ecosystem services to society.
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)
The Atlas of Ecosystem Services has collected knowledge on drivers, trade-offs, and synergies of ecosystem services and biodiversity, as well as societal responses. It presents case studies from various fields to demonstrate concepts of sustainable land management and governance. In this final chapter, we identify important open questions to sketch avenues for future research in the field (see also Grunewald and Bastian ).